Huber Breaker owner suing county for $1.7M
No. 1 Contracting Corp., owner of the historic Huber Breaker, is seeking nearly $1.7 million from Luzerne County in a lawsuit filed last Friday. No. 1 is suing the county for abuse of process, malicious prosecution of civil proceedings and negligent interference with a contract. The company claims it is now obligated to remove steel from the site at a cost of almost $200,000 - instead of getting nearly $1.5 million - because of county decisions.
It would take at least $10 million to restore the site and make it into some sort of tourist attraction that very few people will ever visit. We don't need another White Elephant like Steamtown.
In other Luzerne County news the $9 million budget gap will filled by borrowing $18 million. It must be an example of the new math.